Reach & Read: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Book Review of Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2011) An intriguing book that swirls together, fiction and “peculiar” photographs, blurring the lines between reality and that strange place between sleep and awake. I love that this book features vintage photos, unadulterated by the author to support the story of Jacob, a sixteen-year […]

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Reach and Read: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Book Review: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender Such a strange yet enjoyable book. I enjoyed it, in part because I love all things lemon flavored, but also how it takes a different look at the way we experience the world and how events (no matter how big or small) around us […]

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Reach & Read: The Third Son

Book Review: The Third Son by Julie Wu Not your average 1940s Japanese story (if there is one). Begins in 1943, World War II, not from the perspective of Japanese internment camps rather air strikes in occupied Taiwan right before it was handed over to the Chinese National Army. As you may guess, being the […]

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Reach & Read: Among the Missing

Among the Missing – Morag Joss Another audiobook selection, again really glad I went this route. Book is written in 4-5 distinct character voices. While story begins in the middle of several lives, they begin to weave a complicated web from many angles that leaves you wishing the reader would just hurry up. While reflecting […]

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Reach & Read: The Sea is My Brother

The Sea is My Brother (the lost novel) – Jack Kerouac Another audiobook (I spent a lot of time by the pool a while back ok….)  I actually don’t think I’m appreciating this like I should-need a few other Kerouac books (on the docket). In this 1st novel you can hear potential yet unrefinement. Quick […]

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Reach & Read: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Get the Kleenex out and put away your pride! Dog lover or not, this book conjures up many human emotions, cleanses the tear ducts and refills the soul. This Seattle story is told from the unique perspective of Enzo, the dog. It reinforces all those humanoid projections we place on our pets and is 100% […]

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